Squibb Park Bridge

Bridge Wars: The ‘Inherently Flawed’ Pedestrian Zigzag Bounces Back!

Few urban pleasures are more satisfying than a practical shortcut. Measuring just 450 feet, the Squibb Park Bridge, which re-opened on Wednesday, April 19, not only deftly links Brooklyn Bridge Park to the Brooklyn Heights neighborhood, it also boasts some of the most stunning views in all of New York City. But that relatively small … Continue reading Bridge Wars: The ‘Inherently Flawed’ Pedestrian Zigzag Bounces Back!

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Rabbi Rachel Timoner On Our Time Of Resistance And A ‘Great Awakening’

The sanctuary at Congregation Beth Elohim in Park Slope was hushed. Cantor Josh Breitzer was at the bima rehearsing with two B'nei mitzvah students. Breitzer, who surely has one of the greatest voices singing in the country's synagogues today, was helping them to find their portions in the actual Torah scroll they'll be chanting from. … Continue reading Rabbi Rachel Timoner On Our Time Of Resistance And A ‘Great Awakening’

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Skinned Animal Head In Kensington Leads To Threats About Free Press In ‘Trump’s America’

[The above photo has been altered so as not to disturb readers who prefer not to see the color photo. You can scroll down to the bottom of this article to see the unaltered photo.] A strange and somewhat disturbing sight on Ditmas Avenue in the Kensington neighborhood this morning led to an even stranger … Continue reading Skinned Animal Head In Kensington Leads To Threats About Free Press In ‘Trump’s America’

U.S. Sanctuary Cities

‘Nurture, Defend, Celebrate’: Park Slope Civic Council Endorses NYC Sanctuary City Status

The Park Slope Civic Council is over a hundred years old, but that hasn't stopped the organization from re-thinking, re-exploring, and debating. At their meeting on February 2, the council trustees passed a resolution which affirms their support of New York City's sanctuary city status. SJ Avery, co-chair of PSCC's Forth on Fourth Avenue Committee … Continue reading ‘Nurture, Defend, Celebrate’: Park Slope Civic Council Endorses NYC Sanctuary City Status